This will be a new category on my blog, simply because I’ve recently ran into some intriguing kitchen tools that could either make eating healthy easier or be a time-suck.
The first item I’m reviewing is a Microwave Steamer. I don’t even remember the brand of this, as I threw out the box, but I believe it was purchased at Walmart and there are many duplicates available anyways.
It comes with three pieces: a bottom (for filling with 2 inches of water), a middle (for placing items to be steamed) and a vented lid (for liddage). I tested it out with one of my favourite go-to dinners: salmon and steamed carrots. Note: Salmon is frozen.
I put the lid on and microwaved it for 5 minutes (the recommended time). When I took it out, I could see that the salmon was not cooked through and was a little slushy. I put it back in for another 1.5 minutes and it came out like this: It was perfectly flakey and the carrots were soft but not mushy.
To sum it up, I will give this product two thumbs up, but I won’t use it all the time. I don’t know how healthy it is to microwave meals in a plastic container, but it is a great option if I don’t have a lot of time to make a good meal.
Normally, making salmon and steamed carrots takes 25 minutes for me and this cut it down to 6.5 minutes. It would also make it easy to make broccoli and cauliflower with cheese (an amazing side dish), so I think I’ll be trying that today.